President Yoweri Museveni has described the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, as an oustanding leader and an ally of Uganda.
Abe was shot yesterday while delivering a speech and would later succumb to bullet ounds.
In a statement Saturday evening, the President said: “I, with profound sadness, learnt of the death of H.E Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan.”
“The late Shinzo Abe will be remembered as an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of Uganda who served his country selflessly with dedication and distinction,” Museveni said and added that: “On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda and indeed my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest thoughts and condolences to H.E Fumio Kishida, the family of the late Abe and the Japanese people. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.”